Is this for real?
President Obama says the angry scenes on televised town halls represents a “coarsening of our political dialogue.”
In an interview to be aired tonight on 60 minutes, Obama indicated that he didn’t think the opposition expressed to his agenda represented the national mood, just the best television.
“In the era of 24-hour cable news cycles, the loudest shrillest voices get the attention,” Obama said, in the interview which was previewed on “Face the Nation.” “What I’m trying to figure out is how can we make sure that civility is interesting.”
Earth to Obama: One good way would be to not tell people they should get in your opponents’ faces and argue with them:
And maybe Obama shouldn’t ridicule the people who oppose his policies:
That reminded me that maybe he shouldn’t go after media personalities who oppose his agenda:
And he could tell his fellow Democrats in Congress to tone it down a notch:
Senator Reid called anti-ObamaCare protesters “evil mongers”.
Nancy Pelosi and Steni Hoyer call opposition to ObamaCare “unAmerican”.
ObamaCare supporters aren’t exactly known for their civility, either:
After they had already astroturfed and busted heads at several town hall events, Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told SEIU supporters to “keep doing what you’re doing.”
A Moveon.org thug bit off the pinkie finger of a an elderly anti-ObamaCare protester at a rally.
See Doug Ross for more on The Party of Hope, Change, and Beatdowns.
Regarding civility in politics, you know what I say to Obama and the rest of the Dems?
Hat tip: Hot Air